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Brunei hosts regional virtual meeting

As the 2021 ASEAN Chair, Brunei Darussalam is hosting the 39th Senior Officials Meeting on Energy (SOME) and its associated meetings at the International Convention Centre, which began yesterday via virtual platform and will run until Thursday.

Spotlight on Brunei climate change policy

Izah Azahari About 72 per cent of Brunei is still covered by forests, and about 58 per cent of this is conserved under the Heart of Borneo initiative. Brunei’s peat swamp and lowland

AMBD plans to expand domestic sukuk market

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN — Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) plans to expand the domestic sukuk programme to further diversify investment opportunities, the central bank’s managing director said on Wednesday.

Irony Alert: Saudi Arabia Plans To Create Its Own Electric Car

Yes, electric cars represent a minimally invasive lifestyle change for an environmentally friendly future, they are taking up the bulk of most manufacturer’s R&D budgets, and giving start-ups a chance at the big time.  But has it really gotten to the point that an oil-rich country like Saudi Arabia, which is mainly known for exotic and luxury […]

Brunei ranks eighth among Asian countries in Energy Transition Index

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, May 1 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): The World Economic Forum has ranked Brunei in eighth spot among Asian countries in the Energy Transition Index (ETI) 2021 that has been officially published this week.

Optimism for UK-Brunei bilateral ties

Though short, Britain’s First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dominic Raab‘s two-day working visit has yielded significant optimism as to the future of the bilateral relationship between the foreign ally whose history played an important role in the development of the Sultanate.

Entrepreneurs under i-Usahawan programme feted

Total Brunei hosted an appreciation lunch in recognition of the positive development and progress of its i-Usahawan contractors at The Garden’s Veranda in Rimba yesterday. Two contracts were awarded under the i-Usahawan programme spearheaded by the Ministry of Energy. HMS Enterprise, specialising in air-conditioning service and maintenance, was awarded in 2019; and Sparkling Domestic Divas, […]

Climate change: Starting ‘em young

Rizal Faisal A group of Jerudong International School (JIS) students took centre stage putting forward action to address climate change at an environmental awareness event last December. Ridwan Iqbal, Humaira Maiddin, Survesh Sivakumar, Lucy Richmond, Nicholas Morgan, Aaralyn Tan, Ferdinand Baur, Ibrahim Kashif, Nadhrah Melhan, Zainab Akhtar, supervised by instructors Jazie Zaini and Yvonne Follow-Smith,

Towards a low carbon, climate-resilient Brunei

Rizal Faisal The Government of Brunei Darussalam has taken serious views on climate change. The Brunei Darussalam National Council on Climate Change (BNCCC) announced the Brunei Darussalam National Climate Change Policy (BNCCP), which is forged as a whole-of-nation approach in paving pathways towards a low carbon and climate-resilient Brunei Darussalam with the active participation of

Tree planting to revitalise Badas forest

A tree planting ceremony was held along a stretch of road leading to Badas Dam as part of the Badas Tree Planting 2021 project yesterday.